I have a Stearling 4 string, single pu. Where do you place your hand when you single pu guys play? It feels more comfortable on the pickup, but I don't really like the sound. I like it better near the neck area with thumb on the pick guard, but don't find it too comfortable. I got this off a friend for a pretty dang good deal so I didn't have a choice. This was probably my only chance at owning an MM so went with it. Also, any of you guys replaced the pick ups or pre amp? Not that I don't like the sound... just curious. If so, what did you replace it with? Thanks.